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What is BDRSuite?

Vembu BDR Suite is a universal backup solution catering to the backup, recovery, and disaster recovery needs of diverse IT environments. It is also optimized for service providers who deliver BaaS and DRaaS to their customers.

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Best Vembu-BDR

9 out of 10
February 27, 2023
The review for Vembu Backup and disaster recovery solution is one the best all-in-one suite packages. It's very rare to get such a …
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Ultimate Backup Solution

10 out of 10
June 02, 2022
It is our current go-to product for the local archival of our backup information. Moving from an old tape-based system it has proven to be …
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  • Retention options (55)
  • Platform support (57)
  • Incremental backup identification (56)
  • Management dashboard (57)

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Endpoint / Workstation Backup


On Premise
per year per endpoint

SaaS Backup


On Premise
per year per user

VMs, Servers & Cloud Backup


On Premise
per year per VM

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  • No setup fee
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  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $12 per year per user
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Data Center Backup

Data center backup tools send data to a secure storage location after encryption and de-duplication

Avg 8.2
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Product Details

What is BDRSuite?

BDRSuite offers Backup and Disaster Recovery for Small/Medium Businesses, Enterprise Businesses, and Service Providers.

BDRSuite is a Backup & Disaster Recovery software designed for Data Centers/Private Clouds (VMware, Hyper-V, Windows, Linux, Applications & Databases), Public Clouds (AWS), SaaS Applications (Microsoft 365, Google Workspace), and Endpoints (Windows, Mac).

  • The BDRSuite platform can unify the backup management of a diverse IT infrastructure.

  • Reduces Data Loss.

  • Ensures Business Continuity with the Instant Restore option that allows users to recover the backed-up machines in less than 15 mins.

  • Granularly restore Files & Application items without restoring the entire machine.

  • Store Backups Locally (DAS, NAS, SAN) or on Cloud (S3, Azure Blob, S3 Compatible).

  • Backup data can be stored on different storage mediums (Disk/Cloud/Tape) and can be kept in different locations (Local/Offsite/Cloud).

BDRSuite can be purchased in licenses per VM, per Server, per CPU-Socket, per User, and per Instance basis.

BDRSuite also offers different editions (Enterprise/Standard/Free) which businesses can choose from based on their requirements.

BDRSuite Features

Data Center Backup Features

  • Supported: Universal recovery
  • Supported: Instant recovery
  • Supported: Recovery verification
  • Supported: Business application protection
  • Supported: Multiple backup destinations
  • Supported: Incremental backup identification
  • Supported: Backup to the cloud
  • Supported: Deduplication and file compression
  • Supported: Snapshots
  • Supported: Flexible deployment
  • Supported: Management dashboard
  • Supported: Platform support
  • Supported: Retention options
  • Supported: Encryption

Additional Features

  • Supported: Ransomware Protection

BDRSuite Screenshots

Screenshot of EncryptionScreenshot of SchedulingScreenshot of vm selectionScreenshot of RetentionScreenshot of Multiple Recovery

BDRSuite Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

Vembu BDR Suite is a universal backup solution catering to the backup, recovery, and disaster recovery needs of diverse IT environments. It is also optimized for service providers who deliver BaaS and DRaaS to their customers.

BDRSuite starts at $12.

Veeam Data Platform, Veritas Backup Exec, and Datto SIRIS are common alternatives for BDRSuite.

Reviewers rate Recovery verification highest, with a score of 9.2.

The most common users of BDRSuite are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).
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Reviews and Ratings


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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
  • Easy to install and configure
  • Backups are granular for easy recovery
  • Low resource overhead
  • User interface on the servers do not have enough tools to better monitor the systems and finding information is difficult.
  • User interface at portal is difficult to navigate and confusing
  • Support documentation is too generic and rarely answers my questions.
  • Licensing and acquisition. As a reseller and partner the licensing model is confusing and the portal interface to manage licensing should be scrapped and rebuilt. It is difficult to navigate and the available information is too vague.
  • Recently, communication with new channel contact. My previous contact was articulate and answered my questions.
  • Did I mention licensing? This is the most confusing and difficult process I've dealt with in 25 years. Makes Microsoft look simple.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Easily connect to Vcenter
  • Easily setup offsite cloud storage
  • Decent reporting of backup success / failure.
  • Licensing can be unclear
  • Proxmox support please
  • Stability improvements
March 10, 2024

Vembu BDRSuite Review

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
  • Stabile Product
  • Good pricing structure
  • Good communication
  • Great technical support
  • Would like more technical support documents
  • More explanations of fixes applied
  • Easier installation documentation
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Backup
  • Web Interface
  • Support multiple environments
  • Reasonable pricing
  • Having different section for managing old backups
  • Full backup and Incremental backup is a little bit challenging, should be more friendly setup
  • When I click on configured backup it should go to the list of backup history instead of its configuration.
February 16, 2024

BDRSuite Review

Jeff Bowman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Excellent support.
  • Good documentation.
  • Ease of use.
  • Reliability
  • High compression ratio.
  • A visually appealing dashboard is needed, displayed at console startup, providing an easily read snapshot view of the system's overall state.
  • The UX for creating a new backup job can be confusing, particularly during the guest access steps.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
  • Backup my entire server and VMs in Hyper-V
  • Sync offsite to other remotely located servers
  • Provides backup reliability reports
  • Language barrier when dealing with issues
  • Time zone issues with support
  • Not all support agents are thoroughly trained and they need to escalate often
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
  • Backup is done fast and reliably
  • Backup is done secure since a backup copy can be stored off site
  • It is easy to use and configure
  • It works well with all types of operating systems
  • The support is fantastic
  • Once registered you can't change your email address easily
  • User interface could be more logical
  • Rentention seems to run for a long time without giving any status or prognosis. You can't see how much progress it has done or how much time is left.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Offsite copy.
  • Web console management.
  • Easy to use.
  • Price performance is good.
  • Backup corruption sometimes occurs, and we need to do a full backup again, which means another official copy.
  • The "restart" service after 30 seconds when stopping it.
  • They need urgent to provide a command line usage to allow us to use scripts.
  • Start and Stop scripts possibilities.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Backup 10 VMs with the free trial and perform restores
  • Backup a Baremetal Server and Restore
  • Email Reports with useful information
  • Their documentation needs improvement both from a base framework perspective and from a version-to-version perspective.
  • error messages that aren't helpful or documentation that isn't for the new version.
  • The uninstallation and reinstallation process should be smoother if you're attempting to do a repair because a version update broke something
  • When upgrading, sometimes the agent on the target server needs upgrading but doesn't auto-upgrade and so you have to dig through older versions' documentation to find the command to uninstall and then reinstall.
  • Restoring a Domain Controller causes issues that aren't documented as possibilities. The issues aren't related to the DC, but due to the way, the restore is done which effect DCs specifically.
February 27, 2023

Best Vembu-BDR

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Quick and straightforward implementation procedures.
  • Backup speed and accuracy of data.
  • Image integrity check report feature for image servers like Hype-V and others.
  • Easy data recovery once needed.Strong backup encryption features.
  • Strong backup encryption features.
  • The file backup feature for the new Mac OS still has hiccups.
  • The new version 15 dashboard is good but it missing important information like when will be next backup schedule, only the last successful shows.
  • The administrator is not able to remove an old ID from the dashboard.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • It seems very good and easy to install
  • It is easy to create jobs and we can see all these jobs in central console.
  • It has good reporting facilities as well.
  • We prefer to have clear information provide in the job review
  • Job History could have be more better
  • Dashboard can be more better
December 17, 2021

My Vembu BDR Suite Review

Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
  • VM and Physical machine backup - Boot as VM for DR recovery
  • Granular restore
  • Image backup client implementation now done from the server console. Do not have to go to the client workstation to run the installation.
  • DR backup to an off-site system
  • Recovery boot tool needs to be USB. At this time it requires a CD/DVD to be created. A clean bootable USB image file should be made available for download.
  • Access to all downloads from Vembu main download page. Should not have to install Vembu to gain access to client installers.
  • File backup fails if a file is in use such as Outlook.pst file. This is problematic for users that have Outlook permanently open. Backup reports show as failed, partial. This is essential to address as we have to do full image backups at a cost to backup storage space when it is not essential.
  • As an IT integrator, we need products that offer a recurring income to build a viable revenue stream. Vembu only offers a commission on the initial purchase of a subscription. Subsequent renewals do no qualify. This factor means that we are not incentivized to really recommend Vembu when other equally good backup solutions are available with long term commission plans.
August 18, 2021

VembuBDR 4.2

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Seed an offsite backup. A simple checkbox to seed a large backup prior to backing it up to our datacenter. Previously with another well knows backup provider this was convoluted and time-consuming.
  • Backup Speed. Vembu BDR is fast and allows me to schedule multiple jobs within time constraints that prohibit some backup products from working.
  • DR - Vembu BDR provides an option to mirror your backups to an offsite datacenter without taxing production servers with a secondary backup job.
  • Bare Metal Recovery: the ability to create a custom bootable ISO that you can quickly recover a failed physical server or workstation.
  • Ease of use: The console is consistent and very easy to use. From initial install to being fully configured takes just a few minutes.
  • Restoring VMs. Version 4.x restores a recovered VM in a default location that cannot be modified. That's annoying, especially when you have a standard for your VM locations. I can move them afterward but that's an additional step that takes additional time. I believe this is resolved in the upcoming V5 release.
  • Depending on the backup job you are creating, you can't select the repository for that specific backup. You must make sure you set the repository you want as Default prior to setting up the job.
  • The ability to backup the same physical hard drive to multiple local storage devices should be an option and allowed.
  • Although the bare metal bootable ISO is a nice feature, it needs to be able to access the data independently instead of having to restore the data to a location first and then use the boot disk to restore the physical server or workstation. It's basically two restore jobs and if it's many TBs in size, that takes a lot of time and you need to have that extra space available for a temporary location for that first set of data to be placed. It's very rare to have to recover a physical server these days but it happens and waiting for 2 restores for one recovery increases the time needed. I have submitted a request for this feature and I believe they are working on it.
  • I must also note, I believe many if not all of the above are being addressed in Vembu BDR v5 which is due to release soon.
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Simple interface.
  • Multiple types of scenarios: VMs, Windows and Linux.
  • Problems with incremental backups.
  • Inconsistency in the information in different parts of the software.
  • Very good price.
June 07, 2021

Vembu BDR

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
  • Integration with ESXi & Hyper-V
  • Easy to understand and easy to use interface
  • Free Edition is good for small organizations
  • Office 365 backup needs a lot of improvement. Specially integration is a bit complex. Can be made simpler.
  • Office 365 restore doesn't work. I had used it as a trial, but it never worked.
Diego Alejandro Jimenez Peña | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
  • Hybrid local and cloud backup
  • Intuitive and easy-to-use administration console
  • Vembu Hive will allow you to use any available storage for your backups
  • Application-level backup
  • File-level backup
  • Vembu Backup for AWS
  • Vembu Backup for G Suite
  • Centralize all backup administration in your Vembu BDR console
  • Allow replication role in Hyper-v
  • Allow remote management of physical computers
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